STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Pre-paired to Travel

Style Advice of the Week

I took the weekend as an opportunity to visit home and made a stop in New York City along the way. I snapped this photo of a well-dressed couple walking down Bowery Street because where better to spot street style? Plot twist: turns out they were from Boston!

And, as is appropriate of a traveler, our Fashionista’s look is a perfect transition. A classic white button-down is given new life by a crazy vertically-striped maxi skirt in a cool color palette. The two alone would be great as a summer look, especially for music festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo. Because the maxi skirt breaks up her body where her waist is, there is a feminine effect. When paired with black tights and boots, the look is perfect for fall because it’s cheerful and whimsical while still having the functionality of being weatherproof. Finally, the knee-length camel hair coat is the cherry on top that makes the outfit last even through the winter. In the spring, she could very well shed a few layers and let the cycle repeat itself. If her entire closet consisted of only these pieces, she could theoretically wear this look infinitely, which adds an instant cool factor. The Fashionista’s look is essentially a schoolgirl uniform with a few quirky and cool twists. Button-down shirt? Check. Skirt? Tights? Functional Shoes? Check, check and check.

Our Fashionisto’s look is versatile as well, and the pattern on his sweater is gorgeous. When layered with a solid-colored jacket on top, the sweater really stands out and draws the eye upwards, which serves to make him look taller.

As a college student whose closet and drawer space is completely monopolized by clothes, I love the idea of a closet consisting of the bare minimum and the ability to make every piece last the whole year. So, I’d like to challenge everyone to make the most of your tiny dorm room by maximizing the efficiency of everything in it. As for ways to save space — try these cascading hangers to basically quadruple the amount of clothes that can be hung up. This cool holder is perfect for all 50 of your ballet flats and sandals. And my favorite, this collapsible organizer provides quick, easy storage that won’t be a hassle to disassemble once the semester’s over.

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